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Minimum wage going up by a dime in New York state

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In New York state, 250,000 workers will get a small boost in their paycheck beginning today, as the minimum wage increases from $7.15 to $7.25 an hour, according to the state Department of Labor. Most New York employers pay more than minimum wage already, according to DOL spokeswoman Jean Genovese. The latest Current Population Survey, covering July 2008 to June 2009, shows that of New York’s 250,000 minimum wage earners, only 50,000 were actually getting ...


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